Ful Medames (4)

A spicy bean stew which is often eaten for breakfast throughout the Middle East and North Africa. In 1980 I spent a month in Egypt staying in youth hostels and with very little money, and this is what we ate, daily. This version is from ” The Little Book of Brunch” by Caroline Craig and Sophie Missing.

Prawn and Tomato Stew (4)

Another recipe from the Palestinian cookbook ” Falastin” by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. Serve with crusty white bread to mop up the juices, or dot with feta cubes or olives. A green salad on the side is good too.